Edward Teasdale


Furniture making allows for the creation of objects with physical presence and practical purpose in equal measure. Concentrating on the hollow box form pieces are all at the same time storage, seating, tables and plinths. This emphasis on fundamental utility is further extended, beyond function, becoming both the inspiration for and the overall characteristic of work.
Craft practice has evolved through many individual material interests but focusing in some way on environmental concerns has remained constant.  Material choices, working practices and design approaches, while informed by technology are more to do with what might be termed adopting a light touch. Working alone, economy of means, celebrating simplicity.

Born 1945/Lake District, England

1960-1962 Rycotewood College, Oxfordshire
1962-1965 Newcastle upon Tyne College of Art
1965-1966 Leicester College of Art and Design
1980-1984 Manchester Polytechnic

2003 Arts Council North West
1999 Artist in Residence, Usher Gallery, Lincoln
1997-1998 Artist in Residence, UNITEC, Auckland, New Zealand

Recent exhibitions
2007 Applied Art for Architecture. Bluecoat Display Centre
2006 COLLECT, V & A (with Flow gallery)
2005 Ed Teasdale (solo) The Scottish Gallery
2003 Land & Sea. (group) Rufford Craft Centre
2002 New work by Three Makers. Bothy Gallery, YSP

2000 Yorkshire Craft Centre, Bradford
1999 Usher Gallery, Lincoln
1994 Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston

Public Collections
2002 Crafts Council England
2000 Priorís Court School, Berkshire
1999 The British Council




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